Syrian refugees - Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
CAIRO – 11 March 2018: One companion has successfully helped the Syrian refugee Bassel Khalil to get over the fears and challenges he faced during his journey from Syria to Belgium in 2012; his guitar.
In Belgium, where he stayed with his family as refugees for a year, he met many musicians with different music backgrounds at the refugee’s camp. As an attempt to cheer up suffering refugees in these camps, Khalil used to play music for them.
Although Khalil and his family spent many years moving from a country to another such as Egypt and Turkey where he used his guitar to delight refugees in the camps and streets, he started a new independent life in Limburg. Khalil told Reuters that their life at Limburg isgetting better and stable as he got a job in a touristic resort and his wife became a teacher, while their children joined new schools there too.
Having a new job at Limburg didn’t stop him from playing his music. Khalil is known for his Syrian folkloric pieces andhis own artistic pieces, as he joined folk Irish music band. One of the band’s members told Reuters that Khalil’s music skills are astonishing and that he is considered to be a great addition to the band.